Evidence-Based Occlusal Management for Temporomandibular Disorders

Current mainstream treatments for temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) are mainly conservative therapies. However, these conservative treatments are symptomatic treatments, not causal treatments. ...
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Possible Mechanism of Temporomandibular Disorders

Pp. 150-171 (22)

Kengo Torii

Abstract

Regarding the mechanism of temporomandibular disorders (TMDs), TMD pain including muscle tenderness to palpation is considered to be caused by masticatory muscle fatigue induced with occlusal discrepancy. Temporomandibualr joint (TMJ) derangement is considered to be occurred due to mandibular displacement from muscular position to habitual position.

Keywords:

TMJ derangement, muscle fatigue, muscle tenderness, muscle spasm, masticatory muscles, neuralgias, earache, jawache, ethyl chloride spray, tensional factors, malocclusion, disc displacement, myofascial pain, capsulitis, trigger point, postural habits, vascular headache, nociceptor, occlusal discrepancy.

Affiliation:

General Dentistry of the Infirmary School of Life Dentistry Nippon Dental University Tokyo Japan.